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Child having persistent lump on gums, keeps increasing in size, taking clindamycin. Cause?

My 6-year old brother has a big lump on his upper gums. It kept growing bigger these past few days and now there s this white spot on it. What exactly is it? He s been taking clindamycin; it was prescribed to him by his pediatrician . His pedia didn t know what it was either. :/ (the lump just keeps on growing even with the antibiotic )
Asked On : Wed, 13 Jun 2012
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
thanks for ur query
ur bro has a lump on his upper gums with a white spot on it that is growing inspite of antibiotics clindamycin
was there any caries in it????
how was ur bro's oral hygiene????
i think in this age group its most probably a dental cyst
it needs to be examined properly to stamp it any specific type among 3 types of cyst we usually come across
take a digital x-ray of the upper jaw inclding maxilla and sinuses to know the actual position and attachment of the lump
do consult a maxillo-facial surgeon for better management
cancer in this age group is rare though it needs to be confirmed by FNAC or biopsy
my info i think ll be of help to you
thank u
Answered: Wed, 13 Jun 2012
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
hi czarina,
it seems to be gum abscess,i will suggest you please go to an pedodontic. because pedodontic deals with child's dental problems.he will treat it properly.he will take an x-ray of that area and will give him antibiotics and painkillers if having do not get worried.take care
Dr. Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Tue, 19 Jun 2012
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